HEARTLANDS URBAN FESTIVAL CREATES NEW VIBE IN CORNWALL
A unique two-day festival showcasing a range of local talents, all with an urban twist.
On Saturday 1st September and Sunday 2nd September from 12pm to 8pm Heartlands will come alive with Cornwall’s first Urban Festival.
This free festival will bring an urban vibe to a rural location and celebrate all things modern with an exciting and vibrant mix of music, dance, DJs and MCs, skateboarding, artists, demos and much more.
The eclectic two day line up will highlight some of the West Countries best urban talents, which include music from HeadLuv and Passman – fresh from the success of Heartlands Opening; DJ sets by The Scribes, Si Spex, DJ Tuskan, 2 Dark 2 Cornish and dance demonstrations from b-boys Just 4 Funk, Camborne’s TR14ers and Redruth’s REDYouth.
Visitors can listen to Hip Hop and Drum and Base on the main stage managed by R2 Events and Redruth Radio, marvel at Street Artist Cosmic at work or watch a range of exciting demonstrations from break dancing to professional bmx-ing and skateboarders like Leo Smith impressing the crowd. For those wanting to get involved and test their own urban skills there will be ramps courtesy of King Ramps who supply some of the largest festivals in the UK. The XtraVert team made up of skaters, know exactly what it takes to construct the perfect ramp and their handcrafted ramps will be available all day, along with the opportunity to enter a skate competition on Saturday 1st September. Learn new moves at energetic urban dance workshops and budding street artists can get involved in creating a masterpiece.
Vicky Martin, Chief Executive of Heartlands said:
“The Urban Festival celebrates a new era of music, dance and art that is becoming increasingly popular throughout Cornwall and Heartlands is proud to support and encourage such talent.
Heartlands is a pioneering community development which offers a diverse range of events throughout the year; this enables our visitors to experience as many different new and exciting cultures as possible.”
For more information and the full two-day line up of the event, please visit:www.heartlandscornwall.com/events
Heartlands is based on former derelict mine land at Robinson’s Shaft in the village of Pool. It is hoped the £35 million Cornwall Council-led development, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Cornwall Council, the Homes and Communities Agency and the European Union will support the regeneration of Pool, Redruth and Camborne – an area containing over 10% of the Cornish population which has struggled to recover from the closure of the tin and copper mines (and related industries).
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Heartlands Urban Festival is On Saturday 1st September and Sunday 2nd September from 12pm to 8pm. Admission is free to the public. For more information and a full line up of the event, visit www.heartlandscornwall.com/events
For further information, interviews or images please contact:
Kirsty Davies, Learning and Community Engagement Officer 01209 722323